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Establishing a Clinically Meaningful Bariatric PROMs Program

Dr. Danny Mou will give a summary of how he established a PROMs program at the Emory Bariatric Center (EBC). Though only a year old, the EBC PROMs program has collected over 5,000 surveys at a 82% compliance rate. Most importantly, the PROMs results are regularly used by EBC clinicians. Dr. Mou will review key takeaways and lessons learned from this successful initiative.

Dr. Danny Mou is a bariatric surgeon at Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Emory University. He completed his general surgery residency at Harvard/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His research focuses on implementing PROMs in a clinically meaningful way for patients undergoing bariatric surgery. He seeks to understand and address the barriers to their effective application in the clinical setting.

Past Seminars

Establishing the Minimal Important Difference

Major international health policy and regulatory authorities have recognizedthe importance of the use of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in clinical research and, to an ...
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When Subjective and Objective Outcomes Don’t Align- A Data Based Approach

There has been a paradigm shift in the measurement of clinical and treatment outcomes in the past two decades, with an increasing focus on incorporating ...
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Ethical Considerations for the Inclusion of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Research

Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) can inform health care decisions, regulatory decisions, and health care policy. They also can be used for audit/benchmarking and monitoring symptoms to ...
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Assessing Symptomatic Adverse Events in Pediatric Oncology Trials: Enhancing the Children’s Voices

The Federal government mandates that all clinical trials collect and report adverse events to ensure patient safety and to provide data to sponsors, regulators, payers, ...
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Evolutions in the Meaning of “Validity” for Measures in Health Care Research: From Accuracy to Argument

Since the 1970s, the field of health measurement has been informed by methodological developments in educational and psychological measurement. In this talk I will discuss ...
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